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Closed projects (from 2014 on) (933 hits)

Project lead: Marian Fink
Project team member: Marian Fink, Thomas Horvath, Helmut Mahringer, Marcel Fink, Gerlinde Titelbach (IHS)
Work incentives of unemployment insurance benefits (Arbeitsanreize von Arbeitslosenversicherungsleistungen)
Completed research studies
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Institute for Advanced Studies
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry of Finance
Closed: 2021
Subproject 5.3 examines the design of unemployment insurance benefits systems with regard to their potential to promote the taking up of gainful employment or to foster unemployment. Based on these findings, the effect of changed incentive structures on expenditure in the Austrian unemployment insurance benefits system will be simulated.
Project lead: Julia Bachtrögler-Unger
Project team member: Peter Reschenhofer
Evaluation of European funding policies using satellite data (Evaluation europäischer Förderpolitik unter Verwendung von Satellitendaten)
Completed research studies
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Commissioned by: Bertelsmann Stiftung Gütersloh
Closed: 2021
For the analysis of small-scale effects of EU structural and cohesion policy, data on projects funded in programming periods 2007 to 2013 and 2014 to 2020 in selected pilot regions are linked with satellite images. In addition, a regional database is created on the smallest possible scale to comprehensively analyse the effects of EU funding policy at local level.
Project lead: Oliver FritzProject lead: Peter Laimer
Project team member: Anna Burton, Sabine Ehn-Fragner, Gerhard Streicher, Ines Orsolic (ST.AT)
Tourism Report 2020 (Tourismusbericht 2020)
Completed research studies
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Statistics Austria
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism
Closed: 2021
The Tourism Report analyses the situation of the Austrian tourism and leisure industry in the reporting year 2020 in a national and international context. A central component of the report is the tourism satellite account for Austria, which includes estimates of tourist spending and the direct and indirect gross value added and employment triggered by it.
Completed research studies
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Copenhagen Economics
Commissioned by: European Parliament
Closed: 2021
The note provides a brief overview of the main elements of the RCEP, as well as a first assessment of how it relates to the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership agreement (CPTPP) and to EU FTA's with countries in the region based on a literature review.
Michael Peneder (Project co-ordinator)
Die volkswirtschaftliche Bedeutung des Eich- und Vermessungswesens (The Economic Impact of the Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying)
Completed research studies
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Commissioned by: Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying
Closed: 2021
Öffentliche Einrichtungen wie das Bundesamt für Eich- und Vermessungswesen (BEV) erfüllen komplexe Dienstleistungen, die für das Funktionieren einer Volkswirtschaft von grundlegender Bedeutung sind. Ziel der Untersuchung ist es, die volkswirtschaftliche Bedeutung der Tätigkeiten des BEV im Sinne eines "Public-Value"-Ansatzes möglichst umfassend und konkret zu erfassen. Die Breite und Vielfalt von Leistungen und Nutzen erfordern dabei eine differenzierte Betrachtung, die in Zusammenarbeit mit contrast (EY) als Projektpartner erfolgt.
Project lead: Sandra Bilek-Steindl
Project team member: Jürgen Bierbaumer, Serguei Kaniovski
WIFO Flash Estimates - A new estimation approach (Flash-Rechnung-Neu - Neugestaltung der WIFO-Schnellschätzung)
Completed research studies
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry of Finance
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Closed: 2021
With the handover of the Quarterly National Accounts to Statistics Austria in autumn 2020, WIFO methodically redesigns the calculation of the Flash Estimates. In the new approach models are used which directly estimate the rate of change of the GDP components. As a result of the transition from a synergetic combination of Quarterly National Accounts and Flash Estimates to pure Flash Estimates, the methodological focus is shifted towards "nowcasting". To this end, the estimates are compiled on a basis using monthly and quarterly indicators that have reliable lead-time characteristics compared to the National Accounts.
Project lead: Harald Oberhofer
The Effects of Brexit on Austria's Economy (Die Auswirkungen des Brexit auf Österreichs Wirtschaft)
Completed research studies
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry Digital and Economic Affairs
Closed: 2021
This study provides an update on the trade and welfare effects of brexit for the Austrian economy calculated by WIFO in 2017 ("Estimating the Trade and Welfare Effects of Brexit. A Panel Data Structural Gravity Model"). The estimation is done with a structural gravity model on a disaggregated industry level. The results for different extreme scenarios (hard brexit and soft brexit) are compared with the current state of negotiations in November 2020.
Project lead: Michael Peneder
The state as a long-term investor (Der Staat als langfristiger Investor. Standortpolitische Bedeutung, Risiken und Erfolgsfaktoren öffentlicher Unternehmensbeteiligungen)
Completed research studies
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Commissioned by: Österreichische Beteiligungs AG
Closed: 2021
Globalisation, European integration and new social challenges (e.g. climate change) have significantly altered the framework conditions for public sector shareholdings. The study examines the possible applications as well as the most important risk and success factors of public company participations on the basis of national experiences and international examples. The focus is on their importance in terms of business location and industrial policy.
Project lead: Silvia Rocha-Akis
Project team member: Marian Fink, Caroline Moreau, Klaus Weyerstrass, Alexander Schnabl, Sarah Lappöhn, Kerstin Plank (IHS)
Economic and fiscal effects of the crisis and countermeasures: micro- and macroeconomic analyses (Volkswirtschaftliche und fiskalische Effekte der Krise und der Maßnahmen zur Gegensteuerung: Mikro- und makroökonomische Analysen)
Completed research studies
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Commissioned by: Federal Ministry of Finance
Closed: 2020
For 2020, the economic and budgetary implications of the COVID-19 crisis and the fiscal measures to mitigate the economic effects of health policy measures to contain the epidemic will be assessed ex-ante at the micro- and macroeconomic level as well as sectorally and regionally.
SfE approaches of European PES: How is the existing labour force best used in comparable countries? (SfU-Ansätze europäischer PES - Wie wird in vergleichbaren Ländern (NL, DE, CH u.a.) das vorhandene Arbeitskräftepotenzial bestmöglich ausgeschöpft)
Completed research studies
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Commissioned by: Public Employment Service Austria
Closed: 2020
Public Employment Services (PES) in European countries can support companies in an environment that is changing as a result of digitalisation, globalisation, demography or institutional framework conditions, by recruiting, consulting services, or by offering financial support to expand or secure employment. This study is intended to show which concrete instruments, projects and initiatives are set by national PES and could potentially be of interest to Austria.
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